JANUARY - MARCH


03 JAN – THE FAI HAUTE VOLTIGE GRAND PRIX SERIES

The new FAI Haute Voltige Grand Prix Series started 01 January 2004 and will finish 31 December 2005.
Open to Propeller and Jet aircraft, to Solo pilots and to Formation Teams, to civilian and military competitors, it will deliver a World Champion title sanctioned by FAI (Federation Aéronautique Internationale), the international organisation in charge of all air sports world wide.

Pilots Selection

Civilian pilots are either proposed by aircraft manufacturers (test pilots), or selected among the top pilots competing in the Freestyle World Aerobatic Championship ruled by the International Commission for Aerobatics (CIVA) of the FAI.
Pre selections for pilots who are not test pilots from manufacturers should be made in each CIVA country through a CHALLENGE ROUND to be open to traditional aerobatic competitors as well as airshow pilots. The final list of Challengers will then compete with the Haute Voltige Defenders for the title of Freestyle World Aerobatic Champion (in 2005) as well as for a seat in the Haute Voltige Team of Defenders for the following Series 2006-2007.

Military pilots are selected by their own Air Force.

 

13 JAN – NEXT EVENT AL AIN (U.A.E) 02 – 06 FEB

The first international aerobatic competition in the Emirates and in the Gulf area.

The first competition ever for jet aircraft, solo pilots and formation teams.
>>> event pages

 

25 JAN – NEW LOOK FOR THE VIRTUAL AIRCRAFT

New Al Ain make-over for the aircraft of the Virtual Haute Voltige Team.
Check it out!

 

26 JAN – SAUDI HAWKS TO PARTICIPATE IN AL AIN

The Royal Saudi Air Force Formation Team, the "SAUDI HAWKS", will participate in the 2004 Al Ain Haute Voltige World Grand Prix.
The Saudi Hawks are a 6 ship formation team flying the British Aerospace Hawk Mk65 jet aircraft.
It will be their first competition abroad.

 

03 – 06 FEB – 2004 AL AIN REPORTS

The 1st Al Ain Aerobatic Air show has started.

03 February

19:35 am local time: The first Al Ain Aerobatics Air show was officially opened yesterday, and was honoured by the presence of His Highness Lieutenant-General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chief of Staff of the U.A.E Armed Forces who attended the Dreamings© Haute Voltige Air Musical.
The air show featured the elite pilots of the UAE Air Forces and Khalifah Bin Zayed Air College, the best national parachutists, the air models from the Al Ain Radio Controlled Air Club, the Saudi Hawks (National Aerobatic Jet Team of Saudi Arabia). Dreamings© Haute Voltige Air Musical. Dreamings© was successfully performed both yesterday and today, taking advantage of the wonderful scenery, (the endlessness of the ochre dunes, the blue sky, the bright shining sun) to reflect all the magic and enthusiasm of a dream that comes true...
The next 3 days will host the 20th FAI World Grand Prix. Stay tune for more news!

04 February

08:35 am local time: The Qualification Round of the 20th FAI World Grand Prix was successfully held on Feb. 4 with a freestyle programme without music. Here are the results:

Qualification Results

Propellers/Solos

2

Peter BESENYEI

(HUN)

5'630

Pts

2

Jurgis KAIRYS

(LTU)

5'570

Pts

3

Mikhail MAMISTOV

(RUS)

5'460

Pts

4

Klaus SCHRODT

(GER)

5'440

Pts

5

Svetlana KAPANINA

(RUS)

5'410

Pts

6

Viktor CHMAL

(RUS)

5'340

Pts

7

Sergey RAKHMANIN

(RUS)

4'930

Pts

8

Svetlana FEDORENKO

(RUS)

9’310

 

Propellers/Teams
(competed with Music, hence the difference in the scores between the solos and the teams)

1

MATADORS

(GBR)

10'200

Pts

2

FLYING BULLS

(CZE)

9'840

Pts

3

SPACE KNIGHTS

(FRA)

9'240

Pts

Jet Category

As far as jet aircraft are concerned, 4 teams had applied for participating in the Grand Prix, the 2xMig29 from the SWIFTS formation team, 2xSU27 from the USSIAN KNIGHTS formation team, 7xL39 from the RUSS formation team and the SAUDI HAWKS (National Aerobatic Jet Team of Saudi Arabia). The Russian pilots and aircraft did not arrive, therefore they are considered as "no show" and only the SAUDI HAWKS will be judged. It would have been a great contest, considering the surprisingly (because they had never displayed abroad) brilliant demonstration of the Saudi Team which finished with 5'450 points (without music).

Please find below the results of the Freestyle to music competition that took place on 05 February. Unfortunately the Flying Bulls got a zero for crossing the deadline. The scores of yesterday will be added to the scores of today to compose the final score and determine the winners of the 20th FAI World Grand prix. Stay tuned!

 

06 FEB – AL AIN FINAL RESULTS

The 20th FAI World Grand Prix, held in Al Ain, U.A.E, 02 to 06 February 2004 crowned Jurgis Kairys in the solo category, the Matadors in the propeller/formation team category and the Saudi Hawks in the jet/formation team category.

GP No° 020 FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX

 

 

 

 

 

Al Ain, U.A.E.

 

 

02 – 06 Feb 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAI WORLD GRAND PRIXCOMPETITION RESULTS

 

Category: Solo Pilots & Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL RANKING after Super Final

 

 

 

The super final scores are the scores of Thursday 05 February added to the scores of Friday 06 February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Propeller/Solo Pilots

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Nation

Score

Perfection

Aircraft

Points

1

KAIRYS Jurgis

LTU

20’350

84,61%

Juka

12

2

BESENYEI Peter

HUN

20’210

84,21%

Extra 330L

10

3

MAMISTOV Mikhail

RUS

19’950

83,12%

Sukhoi 26

8

4

RAKHMANIN Sergey

RUS

19’590

81,62%

Sukhoi 26

6

4

Klaus SCHRODT

GER

19’550

81,46%

Extra 300S

4

6

CHMAL Viktor

RUS

19’020

79,25%

Sukhoi 29

2

7

FEDORENKO Svetlana

RUS

18’690

77,87%

Sukhoi 26

1

8

KAPANINA Svetlana

RUS

18’520

77,41%

Sukhoi 26

0

 

Propeller/Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

1

MATADORS

GBR

20’120

83,83%

Sukhoi 26/31

12

2

SPACE KNIGHTS

FRA

17’980

74,92%

Acroeze

10

3

FLYING BULLS

CZE

9’480

39,50%

Zlin 50LX

8

 

Jet/Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

1

SAUDI HAWKS

KSA

14’495

86,28%

Hawk MK65

12

 

Results Friday 06 February

 

 

 

 

 

Propeller/Solo Pilots

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Nation

Score

Perfection

Aircraft

Points

1

KAIRYS Jurgis

LTU

10’140

84,50%

Juka

12

2

MAMISTOV Mikhail

RUS

10’160

84,67%

Sukhoi 26

10

3

BESENYEI Peter

HUN

10’100

84,17%

Extra 330L

8

4

RAKHMANIN Sergey

RUS

9’900

82,50%

Sukhoi 26

6

4

Klaus SCHRODT

GER

9’860

82,17%

Extra 300S

4

6

CHMAL Viktor

RUS

9’510

79,25%

Sukhoi 29

2

7

FEDORENKO Svetlana

RUS

9’380

78,16%

Sukhoi 26

1

8

KAPANINA Svetlana

RUS

9’250

77,16%

Sukhoi 26

0

 

Propeller/Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

1

MATADORS

GBR

10’000

83,33%

Sukhoi 26/31

12

2

FLYING BULLS

CZE

9’480

79,00%

Zlin 50LX

10

3

SPACE KNIGHTS

FRA

9’170

76,42%

Acroeze

8

 

Jet/Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

1

SAUDI HAWKS

KSA

7’130

84,88%

Hawk MK65

12

 

Results Thursday 05 February

 

 

 

 

 

 

Propeller/Solo Pilots

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Nation

Score

Perfection

Aircraft

Points

1

KAIRYS Jurgis

LTU

10’210

85,08%

Juka

12

2

BESENYEI Peter

HUN

10’110

84,25%

Extra 330L

10

3

MAMISTOV Mikhail

RUS

'9’790

81,58%

Sukhoi 26

8

4

RAKHMANIN Sergey

RUS

9’690

80,75%

Sukhoi 26

6

4

Klaus SCHRODT

GER

9’690

80,75%

Extra 300S

4

6

CHMAL Viktor

RUS

9’510

79,25%

Sukhoi 29

2

7

FEDORENKO Svetlana

RUS

9’310

77,58%

Sukhoi 26

1

8

KAPANINA Svetlana

RUS

9’270

77,25%

Sukhoi 26

0

 

Propeller/Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

1

MATADORS

GBR

10’120

84,33%

Sukhoi 26/31

12

2

SPACE KNIGHTS

FRA

8’810

73,42%

Acroeze

10

3

FLYING BULLS

CZE

Disqualified for crossing deadline

0

 

Jet/Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

1

SAUDI HAWKS

KSA

7’365

87,68%

Hawk MK65

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Points: to determine the final winner. The top 7 of each leg are allocated 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1 points
Score: This is the score of each pilot for the current leg obtained by adding up the marks given by the judges.
Perfection: Percentage of the maximum score that can be awarded by the Judges to a competitor

 

11 FEB – AL AIN PHOTOS ONLINE

The first photos of the 2004 Al Ain Haute Voltige World Grand Prix are on-line.

 

13 FEB – APPROVAL FOR PERMANENT UNIT IN AL AIN

Further to the recent success of the Haute Voltige Performances and the decision of the Al Ain authorities to hold an annual aerobatic event, the FAI agreed for a permanent unit to be created at Al Ain to coordinate and facilitate the development of the FAI World Grand Prix and the notoriety of Al Ain City.

 

19 FEB – VIRTUAL HAUTE VOLTIGE UPDATE

Virtual Haute Voltige update - Concept - Screenshots - Photo Gallery

 

29 FEB – KROTOV’S CRASH …

The official investigation by the Japanese Aviation Authorities is still under way but we do not resist to the temptation of showing you a picture of the accident (31.10.2003) and its visible consequences on the pilot a couple of months later...
Alexander, we love you!

 

23 MAR – NEW VIRTUAL VIDEO…

A new video of our Virtual Haute Voltige Team has been released online. Feel free to check the job of our virtual pilots, you are welcome to compete.

 


 
APRIL - JUNE


07 APR – FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX IS EXTENDED TO AIR SHOW PILOTS

The FAI World Grand Prix, the top unlimited "freestyle" competition is open to world aerobatic champions as well as air show pilots. All pilots must file an application form to have a chance to be selected.

 

12 APR – LILY HORN IS BORN / THE CALL OF THE SKIES

Our famous sax quartet just released the original music score they specially composed for "The Call of the Skies", a new Haute Voltige Air Musical to be produced in parallel to "Dreamings" (music by Almadrava).
It took our four ladies eighteen months to compose, arrange and record 14 great pieces of music on a CD that will be available during live events with Lily Horn. No retail yet in music shops, samples to be online soon.
>>> Lily Horn page
>>> Lily Horn Is Born website

 

23 APR – VIRTUAL HAUTE VOLTIGE AEROBATIC TEAM

In the next few weeks, our Virtual Formation Team will perform at the following events:

April 27: 1st Virtual Aerobatic Teams Online Meeting (only on-line)

May 01: Rivolto Air Base (Udine), home of the Italian Air Force Aerobatic Team Frecce Tricolori
This day will be the official opening of the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic season 2004

May 02: Istrana Air Base (Treviso), Italian Air Force 51st Wing Open Day

May 8 & 9: Forlì, 5th Flight Simulator Show

 

27 APR – 1st VIRTUAL AEROBATIC TEAMS ONLINE MEETING

Only on-line.

 

04 MAY – NEW HAUTE VOLTIGE AIR MUSICAL: THE CALL OF THE SKIES

Music samples, illustrations and story are now online.
>>> call of the skies

 

25 MAY – HAUTE VOLTIGE VISITS SPORT ACCORD

The Haute Voltige team visited Sport Accord, the annual international sports convention that was held in Lausanne last week.

Sport Accord is a showcase for the 99 International Sporting Federations (including the FAI), affiliated to the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), and provides a great networking platform for host cities, sponsors, broadcasters and manufacturers from around the world.

The Haute Voltige team met with a government representative considering hosting an event in the Asia Pacific region in 2007 or 2009.

A meeting was also held with the FAI to further the planning of an Haute Voltige FAI World Grand Prix to be held at Lausanne as part of the centenary celebrations of the International Air Sports Federation in 2005.

 

29 JUN – HAUTE VOLTIGE WILL RETURN TO THE EMIRATES

Further to the success of the 2004 event, Haute Voltige will return to the U.A.E. for the AL AIN AEROBATICS SHOW 2005, to be held in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi 24 - 28 January inclusive.
The event will include a leg of the FAI World Grand Prix.

For five days, the magnificent Al Ain desert will become the backdrop for Haute Voltige...
Sport, Technique, Art & Culture in the Air...
More details to follow.

 
JULY - SEPTEMBER

05 JUL – MOTEGI 2004 POSTPONED

The Haute Voltige / FAI World Grand Prix which has been held every year since 1998 at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan, will be cancelled in 2004 due to the unavailability of the runway as works will not be ready in time.
The event will be postponed one year (November) and we all look forward to meeting you again at Motegi 2005.



06 JUL – 2005 AL AIN ENTRY FORM

We are now taking applications for the 2005 Al Ain Haute Voltige FAI World Grand Prix.
Pilots wishing to participate should lodge their application to the Haute Voltige office prior to 31 July 2004.
The Haute Voltige Entry Application and Pilot Display Authorisation is available on-line.

 

07 JUL – OVER USD 1’000’000 SPONSORSHIP FOR 2005 HAUTE VOLTIGE TOUR

The President of Haute Voltige, Jean-Louis Monnet, announced that his company will sponsor the "2005 Haute Voltige Tour" as a special celebration of the FAI centenary (Federation Aéronautique Internationale).
"We are happy to take sport aerobatics to a new stage. In the last 10 years we brought top level aerobatic competitions and their associated Haute Voltige Performances to 3 new regions, Japan, P.R. China and U.A.E. We sourced great partners for the future and we wish the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the FAI to be the perfect opportunity to bring Air Sports to new audiences".

The 2005 Haute Voltige Tour will support the following aerobatic competitions:

Al Ain (UAE)

24-28 January 2005, including the 21st FAI World Grand Prix.

Burgos (ESP)

23 July 2005 / freestyle programme of the 23rd World Aerobatic Championships.

Lausanne (SUI)

03-04 September 2005, including the 22nd FAI World Grand Prix.

Twin Ring Motegi (JAP)

November 2005, including the 23rd FAI World Grand Prix.

More details on each event will be published in due time.

Over USD 1 million cash sponsorship
Haute Voltige will take the opportunity of the FAI Centenary to sponsor the aerobatic competitors of the 2004-2005 FAI World Grand Prix Series with an aggregate amount of USD 1,000,000.00, a milestone never reached before in the Aerobatic Sports industry.

This sponsorship will apply to non-military solo pilots and formation teams operating propeller aerobatic aircraft in the FAI World Grand Prix Series 2004-2005 (4 events: Al Ain 2004 and 2005, Lausanne 2005, Motegi 2005).

This cash sponsorship will include:


Participation fees and expenses (transportation, insurance, hosting) paid to all civilian FAI World Grand Prix competitors and aircraft in the 2004-2005 Series.


Prize money (including participation fees and expenses) to the top 3 civilian solo pilots and the top 3 civilian formation teams of the 2004-2005 FAI World Grand Prix Series (final ranking).

Prize money to the top 3 Grand Prix pilots in the 4-minute freestyle programme of the 23rd World Aerobatic Championships.

All civilian aerobatic competitors must submit an application form to have a chance to be selected.


http://www.haute-voltige.com/inter/regulations/hv/entry_pda.htm
All applications to be received at the Haute Voltige office before 31 July 2004.

Current ranking
A. Solo Pilots

1. Jurgis Kairys (LIT) 12 pts
2. Peter Besenyei (HUN) 10 pts
3. Mikhail Mamistov (RUS) 8 pts

B. Formation Teams
1. Matadors (GBR) 12 pts
2. Space Knights (FRA) 10 pts
3. Flying Bulls (CZE) 8 pts.

Haute Voltige
Since 1989, Haute Voltige organised 50 aerobatic events, including 20 FAI World Grand Prix competitions since 1996. The Al Ain Aerobatic Airshow is the first event to have hosted an official FAI international aerobatic competition open to military participants and jet aircraft.

FAI - Federation Aeronautique Internationale
Founded in 1905, the FAI is the governing body for all air sports world wide.

 

26 JUL – NEW REGULATIONS FOR AIR MODELS

The new CIAM (International Commission for Air Models) regulations for the FAI World Grand Prix/Radio Controlled Artistic Aerobatic Aircraft are now on-line.
>>> regulations

 

04 AUG – IT’S A GIRL!

We are delighted to announce that Svetlana Kapanina, four times World Champion has recently given birth to a little girl.
No doubt she will follow her mother's lead and become a future World
Champion!

The Haute Voltige Team sends its best wishes to Svetlana and her family.

 

17 SEP – NEW DATE FOR HAUTE VOLTIGE LAUSANNE 2005

The 22nd FAI World Grand Prix will be held at Lausanne, Switzerland from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2005.

 

30 SEP – ALL CIVILIAN PILOTS NOW SIGNED FOR 2005 AL AIN EVENT

The final competitor line-up to be announced next week.

 
OCTOBER - DECEMBER


03 OCT – 2005 AL AIN CIVILIAN PARTICIPANTS ONLINE

The selection process is completed & the Haute Voltige civilian participants are on-line.

The participation of military aircraft, national aerobatic formation teams & aircraft presented by their manufacturers will be put on-line when confirmed.

 

17 OCT – AL AIN AEROBATICS SHOW 2005 PART OF FAI CENTENARY

The AL AIN Aerobatics Show 2005 will be labelled as "FAI Centenary" Event for hosting the 21st FAI World Grand Prix, the first public air display celebrating the anniversary (1905-2005) of the FAI, the governing body of all air sports worldwide.
>>> event pages

 

20 OCT – AL AIN 2005 PARTICIPANTS

National aerobatic teams and performers (jets and propellers) from several countries including France, Italy, India, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Romania, Russia and Switzerland are still on the agenda, but official confirmation is required before putting them online. Thank you for your understanding.

 

26 OCT – MORE TEAMS IN AL AIN

The participation of Marche Verte from Morocco and the Royal Falcons of Jordan has been confirmed.

 

04 NOV – JET TEAMS IN AL AIN

We have been informed that 2xRussian Knights (SU27) and 2xSwifts (Mig29), also from Russia, will participate in the show. Probably they will not compete in the FAI World Grand Prix because these national teams normally operate 6-ship formations.

 

10 NOV – A COUPLE OF SCOOPS FOR AL AIN

  • The public audience will have the pleasure to see the 2xRussian Knights (SU27) and 2xSwifts (Mig29) performing a unique 4-ship aerobatic formation display.
  • Christian Moullec will come with 12 birds and an ultralight two-seater... Have you ever heard of the Conference of the Birds, by Farid ud-Din Attar?
  • As far as we know, Marche Verte, the Royal national team of Morocco, is the first display team in the world to operate with 8 propeller aerobatic aircraft.

More to follow, keep tuned!



24 NOV – HIGH VALUE TREASURE AT LOW COST…

The entrance fee for the Al Ain Aerobatics Show 2005, including the Haute Voltige Air Musical "The Al Ain Call of the Skies", the 21st FAI World Grand Prix (FAI Centenary event) and various displays of magnificent jet aircraft, has been fixed at AED 20 per day, which represent between 5 and 6 USD at the current exchange rate.
Free of charge for children under 12 years of age.

 

29 NOV – JAPAN 2005

The Twin Ring Motegi event has been scheduled 4th-6th November 2005. Confirmation will be expected by mid-February.

 

17 DEC – AL AIN AEROBATICS SHOW 2005

New displays announced:
"Sherdil", the national team from Pakistan with 2xK-8 and 2xMashaq, 2xPilatus PC21, 3xMirage 2000, and a helicopter team from India. In addition to the 5 Haute Voltige aerobatic teams (12 aircraft), Marche Verte (8) from Morocco, the Royal Jordanian Falcons (4), the Russian Knights (2) and the Swifts (2), Al Ain will gather more than a dozen of formation teams. An aerobatic show that will be different to all others in many ways, you should not miss this experience.

Due to potential confusion in the translation in Arabic, the Haute Voltige Air Musical has been renamed "Flight of hope".

 

22 DEC – CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Haute Voltige Christmas Greetings

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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